November 22nd, 2010
12:31 PM ET

Minnesota Vikings fire coach Brad Childress

The Vikings have given coach Brad Childress the axe.

The Minnesota Vikings have fired their head coach Brad Childress. A statement released by the team says he will be replaced by assistant Leslie Frazier.

It’s been a controversial and disappointing season for the Vikings who went to the NFC championship game last season. Childress had public disagreements with quarterback Brett Favre, and got in trouble with owner Ziggy Wilf when he didn’t tell him about his plans to release big-name wide receiver Randy Moss.

The last straw came yesterday when the Vikings were humiliated at home 31-3 by Favre’s old team and arch-rival Green Bay Packers. That dropped the Vikings record to 3-7 and virtually eliminated any chance of them making the playoffs this year.

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  1. Stephen

    Now I wonder what Favre thinks he's going to do in the last 6 games or so? Just caught part of the presser and while I am NOT a Viking fan, I think it's a terrible decision to make a commitment right now to Favre going forward. Terrible idea, sounded like a bureaucratic yes man did Frazier.

    November 22, 2010 at 5:00 pm | Report abuse |
  2. John

    They fire the coach and keep the loser, they deserve what they get.

    November 22, 2010 at 5:05 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Stephen

    Packers organization simply does get enough credit for moving Favre out and Rodgers in.

    November 22, 2010 at 5:08 pm | Report abuse |
  4. mercfan

    I have to admit, I don't follow the Vikings that closely. Was Childress responsible for bringing in Brett Farve and Randy Moss? If so, then this would be warranted. However, if the owners and GM made those decisions, then they should be looking in the mirror. How do you justify giving up a 3rd round pick for someone that only played a few games before you waive them? To the Patriots no less.

    November 22, 2010 at 5:16 pm | Report abuse |
  5. orich1

    Favre is definitely done. However, hats off to any 41 year old that play at that level with kids half your age!

    November 22, 2010 at 5:47 pm | Report abuse |
  6. CaptainObvious

    What a train wreck. That team imploded so fast from all the bad decisions. Childress wanted Favre, but Favre laid a steamy pile on the field nearly every game this year. Childress goes after Randy Moss, but Moss returned to his old self. The team president has some hand in this too. I'd can him as well.

    November 22, 2010 at 6:39 pm | Report abuse |
  7. CaptainObvious

    Moss with no decent QB in Tennessee is going to blow this year too.

    November 22, 2010 at 6:42 pm | Report abuse |
  8. phil

    Favre is suffering from TigerWoods syndrome, albiet not full-blown.

    November 22, 2010 at 8:17 pm | Report abuse |
  9. meeee

    Chilly already has a new job as a bingo dauber

    November 22, 2010 at 9:52 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Jeff Frank

    GO PACKERS !!!

    November 22, 2010 at 10:48 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Jimmy

    I want to know does Cilli have to give all his purple back?

    November 23, 2010 at 1:37 am | Report abuse |
  12. Here4giggles

    What about M. Vick, ? isnt he a free agent!?

    November 23, 2010 at 1:38 am | Report abuse |
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